+ WHAT IS A DUBPLATE
It's a gramophone disc - usually
12 inches, 10 inches or 7 inches in diameter - used in mastering
studios for quality control and test recordings before proceeding
with the final master.
These dubplates will often be either unreleased recordings (which
may or may not end up being made available to the general public)
or exclusive versions or remixes of existing recordings. They are
often used as a market research tool (for dj's and producers) to
assess the probable sales of a tune once its released, as they are
far cheaper to produce than a pressed vinyl.
Vinyl dubplates are a recently-developed format which allow extremely
durable recordings to be made (lasting 90% as long as pressed vinyl)
and are more suited to cases where no release is imminent, or the
release date is a long time away.
provide one-off vinyl plates. This means we put your music on a
unique vinyl record. You are then the only person on earth who can
play this record in your DJ-set, jukebox...
Our dubplates are made of real vinyl. This means you
can play them as often as you like. Our vinyl plates don't start
to sound 'bad' or 'scratchy' as acetate records do after being played
+ WE DO WE FREFERE USING VINYL AND NOT ACETATE
The difference between our vinyl and the acetate/laquer/dubplate
is that an acetate is an aluminium disc with a thin layer of soft
laquer where the music is cut into, using a sapphire. The playback
stylus damages the laquer and the quality goes down with each play,
you can’t scratch with acetates at all. The vinyl dubplates we use are the best compromise between durability and background noise.
We are using a diamond to cut directly into a harder
material, therefore our dubs last like normal vinyls and scratching
is no problem. Our plates are scratchproof and sound as a regular pressed gramophone record.
+ STEREO VS MONO
Our machine is designed to do stereo cutting, not
only mono cutting as most dubplatecutters do.
Ofcourse mono cutting is also possible.